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Star-Spangled Table Topper

A perfect craft for a patriotic picnic!

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Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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This red, white, and blue table topper is sure to help set the mood for your Fourth of July celebration. Set your kids loose with the right materials, watch the creativity flow, and when someone asks “Did you make this?” they can answer with a hearty “Yes!”
Star-Spangled Table Topper
What You’ll Need
  • Oatmeal container
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Chenille sticks
  • Glue
What to Do
  1. With the lid on, cover an oatmeal container with scrapbook paper.
  2. Cut stars from cardstock and punch a hole in each. Curl chenille sticks, and add a star to the end of each one.
  3. Poke holes in the lid. Push a chenille stick through each hole.
  4. Cut a cardstock circle slightly larger than the diameter of the container. Glue to the bottom of the container.                                        
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: If stars are too difficult to cut out, cut free-form circles. Use crayons to decorate the circles on both sides before slipping them on the straws. Is someone in your family celebrating a birthday? Write his age on each circle to commemorate the day.

For older kids: Look for ways to put your artistic skills to work. Volunteer to make these decorative table toppers for an outdoor picnic, wedding, baby shower, going-away party, or luncheon at a club or place of worship. Choose chenille sticks to match the event’s color scheme.

Craft by Sheila M. Hausbeck; text by Mary Sears.